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Top 5 hottest peppers in the world 2021 edition

Top 5 hottest peppers in the world

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Carolina Reaper peppers tests up to 2.2 million shu

Guinness world record holder for the
Hottest pepper in the world
Pepper type - Carolina Reaper Pepper

Created by ed currie the carolina reaper pepper is the hottest pepper in the world with a scoville heat unit level ranging up to 2.2 million shu.  The carolina reaper is a cross between a ghost pepper x habanero so its said. This pepper has been in 100s of hot sauces around the world but most sauces are mainly popular from the hit youtube show hot ones.

  • There is multiple varieties of the carolina reaper pepper like yellow, chocolate, peach and then many cross peppers that has been bred into the reaper pepper. 

There is plenty of theories and opinions out there but the fact is this pepper will set your entire body on a fire tingling burning sensation, starting with your mouth then just spreads head to toes.

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Trinidad Moruga Scorpion peppers tests up to 2 million shu

Ranked Number 2
Hottest pepper in the world Pepper type - Moruga scorpion / Trinidad moruga

the second hottest pepper in the world is the trinidad moruga scorpion with a scoville level ranging up to 2 million shu.

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Chocolate douglah peppers tests up to 1.8 million shu

Ranked Number 3
Hottest pepper in the world Pepper type - Chocolate Douglah / 7 pot douglah

One of the hottest peppers in the world the chocolate douglah tests up to 1.8 million shu

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Ghost peppers tests up to 1.5 million shu

Ranked Number 4
Hottest pepper in the world Pepper type - Red bhut jolokia aka ghost peppers

One of the hottest peppers in the world the ghost pepper has an average scoville heat level of just over 1 million shu but tests show it reaches up to 1.5 million shu.

Butch T Scorpion peppers tests up to 1.4 million shu

Ranked Number 5
Hottest pepper in the world Pepper type - Butch T Scorpion pepper

One of the hottest peppers in the world the butch t scorpion is a pepper created by a man in southern united states in mississippi and tests up to 1.4 million scoville units.

Ranked Number X
Hottest pepper in the world Pepper type - Bhutlah pepper untested scoville units
(hybrid cross between a ghost pepper & chocolate douglah) people who have dared to eat this pepper say it may be the hottest pepper in the world but remains publicly untested.

Ranked Number X
Hottest pepper in the world Pepper type - Pepper X untested scoville units
(hybrid cross remains a mystery) This pepper is another creation of smokin ed from puckerbutt pepper company that brought you the carolina reaper.
Its said that pepper X has a scoville heat rating of up to 3.18 million shu which would make this the hottest pepper on earth period.